Society

I don’t want my dog to protect me, I want to protect my dog, says dogtrainer El Rahim Jaffer

He is not sure how far back it goes, but El Rahim Jaffer says that many Rwandan’s views towards dogs aren’t encouraging. At least in past years. But he is determined to change people’s perceptions, and is optimistic about the revolution. “Many Rwandans do not really see...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:58am

Nurturing children into future music stars

 14-YEAR-OLD Magnifique Kazutete dreams of becoming a renowned guitarist one day. Her passion for music sparked interest in the instrument, pushing her to ask her parents to enroll her for guitar classes. The teenager, who hails from Kicukiro, dreams of making acoustic music one day. “...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:41am

Rwanda through the lens of youth born after Genocide

Weya Viatora, an artiste and student at Kepler, a university programme in Kigali that partners with Southern New Hampshire University, USA, was born two years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Though she never witnessed the evil events that transpired, the 22-year-old observed the...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:00am

Don’t view Rwanda in history’s eyes

Don’t view Rwanda  in history’s eyes Which portray a country  Torn apart by genocide, like ants destroyed with insecticides. Don’t view Rwanda in history’s eyes, For gone are the days, when evil men found their ways Into hearts sewn together by a common...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:00am

24 years later: A survivor’s harrowing account

Serge Rwigamba was 14 years old when the gruesome 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi started. He recalls the events that happened during that period and what led to it. He says that years before the actual events of April 1994 started, he had personally experienced cases of discrimination....

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:00am

POET'S CORNER: A DREAM I HATE TO DREAM

Let me speak the truth I swear, sometimes I hate to meet you crying in my dreams I know life is not fair for both of us But seeing tears dripping down your eyes, It affects my feelings. So much I want to change this restless mood Go back into reality But again I find it stupid to leave you...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 8:46pm

Hillywood star on helping the industry build its identity

He was part of the Rwanda Defence Force for nearly 10 years, thereafter, Willy Ndahiro had the urge to continue building the nation through film, and that was the inspiration behind joining the industry. For 12 years now, he prides himself in the fact that he has grown within the industry despite...

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 12:00am

Safi Madiba on music after Urban Boys

Late last year, Urban Boys member Safi Madiba Niyibikora quit the group after an illustrious music career that spawned over 70 singles and six studio albums. The singer was determined to build his solo career and just a few months after leaving the group, he released his fourth song titled, My Hero...

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 12:00am

Please don’t go through my things

One of my pet peeves is when people go through my stuff. I can’t stand it, I guess because I respect other people’s boundaries and in an environment where everyone has their designated workstation, I don’t understand why some people feel the need to constantly invade your space...

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 12:00am

Human nature prevails over knowledge

On Tuesday, I read an article saying that the male contraceptive pill was almost ready for use, and I was excited. I thought: finally, men can share equally the load that is birth control. After all, since it takes two to start a life, it should take two to prevent ‘accidents’. I...

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 12:00am

In defence of our problematic faves

It is a truth generally acknowledged that the people you love and respect will soon come to disappoint you. It’s a pattern on social media that if a celebrity or known figure who is progressive and exemplary, says or does something, well, not very progressive, he/she becomes a target of abuse...

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 12:00am

Legit ways to make money online

Technology’s ever-pervading permeation into every last fibre and morsel of society has caused a dramatic upheaval in the way we live, work and entertain ourselves. Thanks to the disruptive nature of the internet, the rate of change has only increased exponentially in recent years. Yet, with...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00am

Goût de France celebrates French gastronomy at Kigali Marriott

The Goût de France dinner at the Kigali Marriott hotel, on Wednesday night, took food lovers on a gastronomic journey into French culinary delights. Chef Elis Bond in the kitchen.  International chef Elis Bond from France was flown in specifically for the evening of exquisite food and...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00am

Rwandan designers eye European market

If you are in Europe and you’re a fashion enthusiast, get ready for a fashion fiesta where talented Rwandan designers will be showcasing exceptional designs. According to organisers, preparations for the first ever ‘Rwandan Diaspora Fashion Show’ in Europe are in high gear...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00am

WORD HAS IT...

Ntawanga for Miss US International   Some people think Rwandans are shy and afraid to ‘get out of their bubble’, but that is far from true. A young Rwandan called Au’lionne Agatako Ntawanga has decided to try her luck at this year’s Miss US International pageant. Ntawanga left Rwanda for...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00am

KWEZI AND I... There is no formula to single parenthood

Nasra & Kwezi It has been a busy two weeks away from home and thankfully, it was a very fruitful time and for that, I am thankful. It was during this time, as I waited for a connecting flight at one of the airports, that I was lucky to meet someone that I hadn’t seen in a long...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:00am

TEDx Kacyiru to shape youth through inspirational tales

For a long time, ardent followers of the TED talks in Kigali have been following the livestream videos on its website and Youtube. The first TEDx event, that took place in Kigali, TEDx Nyarugenge was in 2013, under the theme ‘bold, brave and ambitious’ with a few speakers and fairly a...

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 12:00am

How Mbabazi intends to empower women using head wraps

Last week, 23 year-old Yvette Mbabazi, launched her new brand Icyeza. Dubbed ‘Wrap it up’ the event brought together over 40 women to learn the basics of headwraps, the different styles and also share stories. She had a chat with Sunday Magazine’s Sharon Kantengwa on the motivation behind Icyeza...

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 12:00am

Flies to go!

You didn’t misread and I certainly didn’t misspell. I’ll explain. One cold evening, I decided to have a cup of coffee at a new Café I hadn’t tried before. The décor fooled me because the second I stepped inside, I was greeted by a swarm of flies and I’m...

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 12:00am

Afrofuturism in African settings

You’ve probably watched or heard about Black Panther; the movie that is not only raking in millions of dollars, but reimagines the black experience unburdened and untarnished by colonialism. The story is set in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda where we follow...

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 12:00am